Vectra Bank funds help with affordable housing

Vectra Bank Colorado has been awarded a $144,000 Affordable Housing grant to help build a new development for low- to moderate-income families in Cortez.FHLBank, a wholesale financial institution...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Hooked on fishing Local couple opens bait and tackle shop

As reservoirs and rivers begin their spring thaw, new business owners Marie and Lester Sage have one thing on their minds — fishing.The Sage’s opened On the Hook Bait & Tackle Shop on Feb. 25 at...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Going up; bank and its elevator open

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business owners attend trade show

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

4-H seeks pop tabs for kids in pediatric care

You may have noticed that 4-H collects pop tabs around the county and wondered what they were for. Well, they are turned into the Ronald McDonald House in Colorado Springs. For every pound of pop...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hydropower charges growers

DURANGO — Using a small hydropower system, Dan Huntington powers his father’s house, just down the road, using only the water that flows through his property.The system, installed on his ditch last...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Experts: Modified alfalfa plants will contaminate crops

DES MOINES, Iowa — Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Native bees have impact in county

Research into the relationship between native bee populations and native plants and grasses is poised to have an impact in Montezuma County. The research is focused on domesticating bees native to...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Giant solar project planned for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sunshine in Iron County will become electric when a Norwegian company fires up a solar project expected to be the largest in Utah, if not the country.The North America...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Republicans challenging unions in state capitols

Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations that could...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bidders gather for Colorado oil, gas lease auction

DENVER — Buyers bid $22.4 million Thursday at the Colorado State Land Board’s quarterly auction for leases on land for oil and gas development, with high bids coming in hot areas of the Niobrara...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Buying bank building expands county space

Montezuma County has entered into a contract to purchase the First National Bank building located at 140 W. Main St.The building has been on the market for the past 18 months, a result of First...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business